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Visa wants to track smartphones to combat credit card fraud

...allow its cardholders to inform their banks where they are automatically, using the location function found in nearly every smartphones.Having your bank and Visa know where you are at all times might sound like "Big Brother." But privacy experts are applauding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-13/visa-wants-track-smartphon
Need a reason to pay by phone? Apple, Google add new features

...industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete...a similar service for millions more smartphones to run on its Android software. And...promises a service for its newest Galaxy smartphones will be accepted in more stores than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-06-25/need-reason-
New Apple, Google features will improve interactions with devices

SAN FRANCISCO - New features promised for smartphones, tablets and watches could improve how we interact with technology. Although it's too soon to tell how well these will work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-06-18/new-apple-go
Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

...This could be remembered as the year smartphones became boring.Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras...Francisco.If such visions are realized, smartphones and tablets will be equipped with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-13/can-smartphones-snap-out-t
Small business on-the-go? Smartphones make it easy

...salons do blowouts for $35. "It's an extension of me."Smartphones have become vital for on-the-go entrepreneurs. Apps...touch with employees from anywhere. Some owners say their smartphones make it easier for them to build a side business while keeping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-22/small-business-go-smartpho
Curves and 'self-healing' offered in super-premium phones

...those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones.You're already getting a lot with flagship phones from those two companies. For about $100 more, you can get a super-charged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-23/curves-and-self-healing-of
New BlackBerry smartphones to hit UK, Canada before March arrival in US

...generation of more versatile BlackBerry smartphones is finally about to hit the market after...long-awaited line-up of revamped smartphones and software Wednesday at simultaneous...out a new Windows operating system for smartphones, confronting RIM with another technology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-30/new-blackberry-smartphones
Smartphones complicate tracking, paying overtime

ATLANTA - Those smartphones and BlackBerrys that enable work anytime, anywhere are increasingly...be working ? because they can, thanks to the growing use of smartphones. That's allowing work to bleed into evenings, weekends and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-06/smartphones-complicate-tra
Android operating system on 75 percent of smartphones shipped last quarter

NEW YORK - Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.Apple's iOS system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-03/android-operating-system-7
Benefits of ultra 'high-res' audio questioned

...PonoPlayer or some other high-end playback device like a Sony Hi-Res Walkman or Astell and Kern AK100II, or even the latest smartphones from Samsung and Apple, audiophiles who want to hear the true benefits of high-resolution audio should also have headphones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-26/benefits-ultra-high-res-au